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Sunday 22 July 2018

€57,000 windfall for several Fingal heritage projects

St Doulagh's Church.
St Doulagh's Church.

Heritage projects around Fingal are to benefit in €57,000 worth of Government grants.

Some €30,000 has been allocated to the North County for works on two projects under the Structures at Risk Fund, while €27,500 is being provided to five local projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated.

The funding was announced by my Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, under the 2018 Structures at Risk Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018.

Deputy Farrell said: 'New funding totalling €30,000 has been granted to the North County for heritage projects here under the Structure at Risk Fund, while €27,000 is being provided for projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

'Through the Structures at Risk Fund, the North County will receive €30,000. This includes €15,000 for urgent roof repairs on St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Donabate €15,000 for masonry and lime mortar repairs on St. Doulagh's Church, Balgriffin.'

Deputy Farrell added: 'Separately, North County heritage projects will receive €27,500 through the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. The projects to benefit from this Scheme are, No. 13 Drogheda Street, Balbriggan which will receive €3,000 for the reinstatement of architectural features and the thatched cottage at 18/19 Thomas Hand Street, Skerries is being provided with €5,000 for house thatching.'

Also to benefit from that funding will be St. Doulagh's Church & Well, Malahide Road, Balgriffin, which is receiving €6,000 for external wall repairs and St. Patrick's Church, Main Street, Donabate, which has been granted €7,500 for roof repairs, structures and coverings including leadwork & the replacement of outdated services, as well as Glebe House, Glebe Road, Kilsallaghan, which is being provided with €6,000 for external joinery repairs, lime rendering and the reinstatement of architectural features.

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